Cricket: Drug testing row goes global as BCCI refuses to back down

first_imgAdvertisement(Photo Courtesy: Livemint)The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has reportedly warned the International Cricket Council (ICC) that it would intervene if the ongoing conflicts between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and country’s national doping agency (NADA) aren’t resolved.The two bodies are in a tussle over BCCI’s refusal to allow the doping agency to conduct a drug test on cricketers. According to reports, a WADA spokesperson has confirmed that the body sent a letter to ICC in July to solve the matter.If in case the ongoing row between both the bodies fails to reach to the expected agreements, it would be referred to WADA’s Compliance Review Committee, which would raise the possibility of the ICC being deemed as non-compliant by the global anti-doping body.“Pursuant to the World Anti-Doping Code, the Indian National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) has testing authority over athletes who are nationals, residents, license holders or members of sport organizations in India or who are present in India. However the Indian NADA has not been allowed by the BCCI to conduct testing on athletes from the sport of cricket,” WADA official was quoted as saying by the news agency.ICC has also recently warned that any suspensions that arise from this dispute may hamper their chances of including the sport in 2028 Olympics.ICC Chief Dave Richardson was quoted as saying by newspaper Times of India earlier this week: “We are trying to help the BCCI sort out the issue with WADA and NADA. We think cricket should be in the 2028 Olympics, but it’s not going to happen unless we are a unified sport.”“At this stage, we need to convince the BCCI that it is a good thing for cricket to be in the Olympics from all aspects,” he further said.Also Read:Cricket: Shikhar Dhawan dropped, Mayank Agarwal called up for West Indies tour Advertisementlast_img read more

Industry experts to train students to develop employability skills

first_imgKolkata: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (Makaut) is adopting industry partnership model in a number of courses to guarantee job for the students.Professionals from industries will be giving the training and after completion of the courses will directly engage the students in various projects. “We have come up with a new extension campus at Bankura and there we are offering degree course in Animation and Media Science. Work for the post production of films have started shifting from Mumbai and South Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIndia to Kolkata as the cost is much less here. We want our students to cater to the demand of the industry,” said Saikat Maitra, vice-chancellor of Makaut. It may be mentioned that Bollywood films are very much in demand in foreign countries too and the turnover of Bollywood industry is much higher than that of Hollywood. Maitra said that the university is coming up with a new technology of Photo Realistic Animation at its campus in Haringhata , Nadia. ” The modern animation films like the Lion King or the Jungle Book has this new technology which add to the visual element,” he said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAccording to Maitra, digital content is very much in demand nowadays with mobile users remaining hooked to their cell phones. As per latest reports, 90 crores people in the country have access to smartphones and Indians on an average spend three hours a day with their mobile. Telecom experts have stated that this will go up to 5 hours a day in the coming years. Makaut is following the same industry model in their degree course in hotel management that is being imparted in Salt Lake. The students are being subjected to real life training at a reputed hotel chain so that they get employed after the course. The university conducts a Combined Entrance Test (CET) for admission in these courses and students after passing their higher secondary or equivalent examination will have to clear the examination for admission in the courses. Both the courses come at a total cost of around 2 lakhs and the university has already tied up with a nationalized bank which is ready to provide educational loan. “We are gradually working upon introducing this model in more and more courses that are offered by us,” Maitra said.last_img read more

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